Long goalkeeping record destroyed in first 45 minutes at Raith!

Lee Robinson is beaten for the fourth time in his first 45 minutes at Raith as Hamilton's James Keatings scores from the spot. Pic: Neil Doig
Lee Robinson is beaten for the fourth time in his first 45 minutes at Raith as Hamilton's James Keatings scores from the spot. Pic: Neil Doig

Lee Robinson had gone a whole season and a half without conceding any more than two goals in one game.

It took only 45 minutes between the sticks for Raith Rovers to completely shatter that record.

Robinson’s debut last week coincided with Rovers’ worst display of the season as they shipped four first half goals to Hamilton.

Another three goals were lost in the draw at Dumbarton, although like Hamilton, the new ‘keeper was helpess to prevent any of them.

Robinson did, however, blame himself for the goal the team lost in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Alloa.

Safe to say, it’s been tough start to life at Stark’s Park for the 27-year-old.

“It’s not gone how I would have liked so far,” Robinson told the Press. “The first game was the worst half of football I’ve ever been involved in.

“You think it can’t get any worse from there, then we’re involved in a six-goal game the next game.

“I had a quieter game on Tuesday but I’m really annoyed and disappointed because it was a slack kick from me that led to their goal.

“I have to take responsibility for that. It was a missed chance to get three points and the boys are all gutted.”

The former Rangers, Morton, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock shot-stopper was a mainstay in the Queen of the South side that won the Second Division and Ramsdens Cup last season.

He received interest from a number of clubs in Scotland in the summer but opted for a move to Swedish second tier side Ostersunds.

“It’s a good place but I didn’t enjoy the football much because I didn’t play as often as I would’ve liked,” he said.

“I’m glad to be here - it’s a great club and the lads have been great.

“My first three games have been a bit up and down but I haven’t played for a few months. That’s me got some games under my belt now so I think I can start to really show what I can do.”

Robinson was surprised to take Ross Laidlaw’s place after the youngster’s man of the match display in the 3-2 win over Hibs in the Scottish Cup.

“Ross played really well at Easter Road and I hadn’t played for a while so I didn’t expect to come straight into the team,” he said.

“I was a bit surprised but I just want to play games and do well for the club.”